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Sep 10, 2015

On 36th national education day- 2072, Mahendra Ratna Multiple Campus, Ilam (constituent) and Janapriya Multiple Campus, Pokhara (Affiliated-public) received the best campus award of the year 2071/072, on 22nd Bhadra. In a program organized by the ministry of education at Nepal Academy, Ms. Chitralekha Yadav, Minister for Education distributed the appreciation letter along with cash Rs. 250,000 each as award to them. The campuses for award were selected and certified by University Grants Commission, Nepal by a public call for competition based on respective guideline.

Prof. Dr. Parashar Prasad Koirala, Chairman, UGC Nepal inaugurated the newly constructed two stairs building of Mainapokhar Sharada Multiple Campus, Bardiya on 25th Baisakh, 2072. Chairing the Inaugural Ceremony as Chief Guest, Prof. Koirala focused on infrastructural development as prerequisite to overall development of any educational institution. Further, he admired the contribution of the campus family and made them aware of the sustainability of the campus. On the occasion, he observed the major physical infrastructures of the campus, supervised the status of UGC funding activities of the campus, interacted with the concerned stakeholders regarding the plan, progress and problems faced by the campus, and provided necessary feedback as well. The thirteen-roomed campus building was built in the amount of Rs. 95,00,000 which was supported by UGC, Mainapokhar VDC, Bardiya DDC, and local people. The 8.5 bigha of the land for the campus was provided free of cost by Rihar Community Forest Consumer Group, Khaluwagaun, Bardiya.

UGC Chairman Prof. Parashar Prasad Koirala Participated in the tenth meeting of the Committee of Heads of UGCs/Equivalent Bodies of SAARC Member States. The meeting was held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 15-16 June 2015. The focus of the meeting was on the agendas relating to academic issues in the South Asian Region. The meeting started with the observation of one-minute silence in honor of those who lost their lives in the recent earthquake in Nepal. The Committee decided to prepare common website of Heads of UGCs/Equivalent Bodies of SAARC Member States to which, Pakistan offered to prepare a template. The Committee decided to discuss about the identification of benchmarks for minimum standards of education of the SAARC member states. Pakistan is offered to prepare a document on this subject and circulate it among the member states through SAARC Secretariat. The committee also underscored the need to take action as per the Framework of Cooperation Agreement among the University Grants Commission/Equivalent Bodies of SAARC as adopted by the ninth meeting. It is appreciated the offer of government of India to host the meeting of the vice chancellors of universities of the SAARC Member States to consider the matters relating to collaboration and sharing of resources among universities offering Distance Education Programs. The committee adopted the Islamabad Statement on Higher Education in South Asia too. Another meeting of the Committee of Heads of UGCs/Equivalent Bodies of SAARC Member States is going to be held in Maldives in 2016.

Mr. Bhola Nath Pokharel has retired from the position of Member Secretary of the University Grants Commission (UGC) on 14th May 2015. The Government of Nepal had appointed him as a Member Secretary on 15th May 2011 for a four year tenure.